Enayatollah Reza

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Enayatollah Reza (Persian: عنایت‌الله رضا‎; June 18, 1920 in Rasht – July 20, 2010 in Tehran)[1] was an Iranian historian and professor of philosophy, a former member of the Iranian Communist Party, and a former Iranian military officer.[2] He was a member of the Supreme Academic Council of the Centre for Iranian and Islamic Studies in Tehran, Iran, the publishers of the Encyclopaedia Islamica.[3] His research concerned the historical regions of Iranian Azerbaijan and Caucasian Arran; based on this research, he claimed that "Azerbaijan" should properly refer only to the land south of the Aras River (in Iran) and that the country of Azerbaijan should instead be called "Aran".[4]


  • The Sasanian Civilization (alternatively titled Civilization of Sassanid Iran, translation of book by Vladimir Grigorevich Lukonin)
  • Azerbaijan va Arran (Albania-e Qafqaz) (in English: Azerbaijan and Aran (Albania of Caucasus))
  • From Aran to Azerbaijan, Goftogu Quarterly 33, Spring 2002.

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  1. ^ "مراسم يادبود درگذشت عنايت الله رضا برگزارشد". Radio Farda. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  2. ^ Rajaee, Farhang (2007), Islamism and modernism: the changing discourse in Iran, Modern Middle East series, 24, University of Texas Press, p. 48, ISBN 978-0-292-71756-5
  3. ^ Preview Archived 2010-11-02 at the Wayback Machine of Encyclopaedia Islamica, Brill Publishers. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  4. ^ "Arran, the real name of Adjerbadjan", Interview with Reza, Iran Chamber Society. Retrieved 2010-02-28.